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Wasco commences coating pipes for Nord Stream 2

Wasco commences coating pipes for Nord Stream 2

Wasco has started applying concrete weight coating to the pipe – in Kotka, Finland – that is required for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

The 1,200-km Nord Stream 2 will follow the route of the existing Nord Stream pipeline, extending from the coast of Russia to Greifswald on Germany’s northern coast, via the Baltic Sea.

It will be one of the world’s longest offshore natural gas pipelines and will transport gas to Europe, connecting with other pipelines for onwards transmission.

More than half of the 12-m long, 48-inch diameter pipe required for the project will be coated at Wasco’s plant in the Port of HaminaKotka, which is expected to be completed in late 2018.

Concrete weight coating increases the stability of the pipes on the seabed, as it doubles their weight to 24 t and protects them from external damage during storage, transportation, and installation as they are lowered on to the seabed.

For more information visit the Nord Stream 2 website.

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